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When a foot or ankle injury sidelines you, your favorite game comes to a screeching halt. No matter what your sport—or whether you are a weekend warrior or professional athlete—your feet and ankles take a beating day after day, which, in turn, often results in stress and overuse injuries. Then, once the injury has occurred, there is only one question on your mind:
At Foot & Ankle Associates of Sugar Land, Texas (TX), we specialize in sports-related foot and ankle injuries. Texas Podiatrist Dr. Vargas, a former college athlete himself, understands the special needs of athletes. Through our affiliation with Plex Sports Performance and Sweetwater Sports Medicine, we don’t just prescribe the same treatment for every patient – we give patients sports-specific treatment protocols because not all athletes and sports are the same. We also focus on providing quick, efficient care to get you back in the game as soon as possible. We understand that athletes don’t have an excess of time to wait until they get better.
The answer is quite simple. We are the best place to go for your Houston, TX, area foot and ankle sports injury needs. We offer an array of special services designed to offer the injured athlete the most up-to-date, comprehensive foot care available in the greater Houston area. Our Sports Medicine Clinic includes:
Custom Orthotics Lab: Our orthotics lab, Footmaxx™, is a state-of-the-art facility that manufactures custom foot orthotics for your unique foot problems. The unique computerized dynamic gait scan provides Podiatrist Dr. Vargas with information on your foot function as you’re walking as opposed to just getting an impression of your foot shape while you stand. This specific information allows him to prescribe the best fitting and functioning orthotic for you.
Radiology Services: Our radiology services include digital x-ray, which is superior in both quality and image manipulation to traditional x-rays. In addition, we routinely use musculoskeletal ultrasound to gain an immediate image of soft tissue injuries, which may otherwise go undiagnosed.
Rehabilitation: Our affiliation with Sweetwater Sports Medicine, athlete education, individualized exercise plans, muscle testing, and laser therapy make our sports medicine center the place to recover from your injury. Because of our emphasis on acquiring the latest technology in our field, we can help you achieve maximum recovery in minimum time.
Member of the Plex Sports Performance Team: Plex Sports Performance is an internationally known organization that focuses on the training of some of today’s most elite athletes. Plex programs have served Super Bowl Champions and Olympic gold medalists. We are fortunate to provide medical care to many of these athletes and to use Plex Therapy to re-introduce athletes into their sports following their injuries.
Laser Therapy: Also called “photobiomodulation,” laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to improve your healing time, reduce your pain, increase circulation, and decrease swelling. A relatively new treatment in the United States, the benefits of laser therapy also include faster wound healing, decreased scar tissue formation, and successful management of chronic pain. Additionally, it is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.
Don’t let a foot or ankle sports injury sideline you. The sooner you get started with us, the sooner you can return to doing what you love. Let us put our expertise and technological medical advantages to work for you.
The Houston area Sports Medicine Clinic at Foot and Ankle Associates of Sugar Land, TX, proudly treats both professional and amateur athletes. Call us today at one of our convenient locations for a quick and comprehensive treatment of your foot or ankle sports injury.